It’s with mixed emotion that I present to you the LAST speaker from TEDxRochester 2011.
Joan was a wonderful find. Gary, Amanda, my wife and I were all at the Rochester public market one weekend getting our goodies and enjoying some empanadas while we discussed the upcoming event. The conversation had drifted toward who should host the event when a voice came from on high to give us the answer. It said…
“To the owner of the red Camry parked in the handicapped spot, please don’t move it. We’ve called the tow truck and we’re about to provide the market visitors with the opportunity to laugh heartily at you!”
Okay, my memory might be a bit foggy on the exact quote, but those who have been to the best damn public market in the country know I’m probably not too far off. As the voice of the public market, Joan is a Rochester icon and we knew we had to have her!
But, once we got talking with her and getting to know her we began to understand her love and passion for the market and all that it does such as educating inner city youth about vegetables. And, since they’re the only place inside the Inner Loop to get fresh vegetables, she takes her role as evangelist for the market seriously…at least, that is, until someone parks illegally!
Enjoy her video slowly. It has to last you all year!
Joan is in the Marketing Director, Communications Manager and Director of Special Events at the Rochester Public Market